Sales of Apple's new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus kicked off today around the world as U.S. carriers sought to one-up each other with new offers and promotions designed to get customers to upgrade to the latest smartphones or switch carriers.
Malware attacks are never fun, and developers sounded less than amused by a security issue in Apple's App Store involving a modded version of Xcode.
That was fast. Sprint is hoping to best rival T-Mobile US with its own trade-in program for Apple's newest iPhones and is offering a 16 GB iPhone 6s for $1 per month in leasing payments and a 16 GB iPhone 6s Plus for $5 per month with the trade-in of an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. The Sprint offer, which will be available for a limited time, comes a day after T-Mobile said it would offer the 16 GB iPhone 6s for $5 a month and the 16 GB iPhone 6s Plus for $9 per month in device payments when customers trade in their iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.
T-Mobile US is clearly hoping that it gets a large chunk of the sales of Apple's iPhone 6s and 6s Plus starting on Friday, undercutting all of its competitors by offering the 16 GB iPhone 6s for $5 a month and the 16 GB iPhone 6s Plus for $9 per month in device payments when customers trade in their iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.
Music-streaming service Deezer has signalled its intention to list its shares on the Paris Euronext exchange after filing an IPO registration document with the French financial market authority (Autorité des marchés financiers or AMF) on Sept. 21.
Apple's App Store finally got hacked. The iPhone maker said it is taking steps to clean up the App Store after several cyber security firms reported finding a malicious program called XcodeGhost that was embedded in hundreds of legitimate applications, according to Reuters. The hackers used the Xcode tool that iOS developer use and modified it to place the malware code into apps in the first large-scale attack on the App Store.
It looks like it will be up to the FCC to determine when AT&T will commercially offer Wi-Fi calling through Apple's iOS 9.
Samsung Electronics plans to launch its own direct-to-consumer device leasing program in the U.S. for its Galaxy smartphones, according to a Forbes report, following Apple's introduction of such an initiative.
For a device that was once known only for keeping track of time, app developers were like everyone else in finding irony that the operating system behind the Apple Watch, watchOS 2, will be late.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the company may eventually let iPhone customers delete applications Apple places on the phones by default, like Compass, Stocks, Podcasts and Tips.